I had typed most of this up on my latest submission, but then I realised it would be best to just stick it in a journal. XD
Lately I've been noticing a lot of people have been putting the effort into taking my pics and coloring over them.
I've added noise over the pics for a long time to prevent that, but lately people do it anyways.
And I /know/ it must take forever to erase, because it covers the whole picture.
And then they still give me credit, but it's like, klfsjd why would I add noise over the pic if I was just gunna let you recolor it anyways? ;w;
So, just be warned, I will report you if I see it, I don't find that stuff okay. :U
The only pictures that it's okay is my early 2009 Warriors pictures. That's it.
And if credit isn't properly given I'll still report it.
(By properly, I mean a link to my DA, not just "Lines by Blue," or "Credit to BlueKyoKitty")
Also, making "lineart" out of my stuff is never okay, even for the stuff I said could be colored over.
Credit given or not, if you're passing around lineart of my work I will report you.
I know I've been given this reputation as someone who allows art theft, but I really don't find it okay, and I almost alway report it when I see it. When it's just people doing it to troll, yeah, I really don't care, I'll let them have their fun. But when it's people who arn't doing it to troll and really just don't know it's wrong, that's when I report them. owo
This is NOT to say, if you see a person recoloring my stuff that I want you to throw a huge fit at them.
Just send me a link and I'll deal with it.
Or, you could politely give them the link to this journal.
You don't have to do anything beyond that.
I posted this journal for the people who are already recoloring my stuff.
Not as an excuse to get you guys to go rage at people.
Also, if it's a "troll" just leave it be, say nothing, I don't really care all that much.
And I know that now that I'm finally sticking up for my art it's going to come back and bite me in the ass, as it always does.
But whatevah, I think this journal was needed at some point.
By the way, your artwork is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
This isn't something that greatly bothers me, I mostly just let people do what they want, but I figured it was about time to at least let people know I'm not totally okay with it. XD
Any-hoo, thank you!
whatsherface:I only re-color beause it helps me become a better artist!but the art is mine!
Me:You just admitted you recolored the pictures like 5000 times
her:NO!I colored them theyre mine!
I swear people are so stupid now
Umm, I saw a group picture lineart of some warriors and it wasn't credited at all, not even with a name and I know nobody's allowed to make l/a so I'll go though my favs and find it and send you a link.
So...The big difference for you in art theft is someone typing in *Agoraphobic-Blue over "Lines are (c) to Agoraphobic-blue on dA" ? Because you just made the comparison that if they LINK THE PAGE, and make it so others don't have to type in the URL, suddenly it becomes acceptable.
Sounds pretty odd. Might want to rephrase that, since people will likely misunderstand it as: "OH HEY GUYS ITS FINE IF YOU COPY AND TRACE MY WORK AND USE MY OLD STUFF. JUST REMEMBER, LINK TO MY DA. :E "
What I'm saying, is that putting "picture by Blue" or "picture by BlueKyoKitty", is no way for a person to give me credit, as not all that many people even know of who this "Blue" is, and it's giving no one any way to find my page.
I said it was okay to use like, seven of the pictures that I made over three years ago as lineart. Not my whole gallery, not everything anyone has ever made in Paint, only a couple very old, horribly drawn pictures that I made. People make lineart and offer it free to the public as long as credit is given, that's all I am doing with those couple of pictures.
Also, I didn't adressed tracing what-so-ever, only recoloring.
If a person has a gallery filled with recolored stuff, I normaly do end up asking them to stop, though I don't keep track of things, so likely I will never know if it was taken down, so I normaly report it anyways. DA takes days to get to anything anyways, so if they planned to take it down, they would.
And only some of the stuff from the first half of the year.
I'd probably ask someone to take something down if it was a peice I'd rather not be colored. XD
I felt like a big artist but when I looked on the original pictures I told to myself that this is not me and deleted them all. I found that I have something like talent and started at drawing my own stuff.
I wasn't talentless but stupid and lazy before until I found my own style.
"Another person drew this but I changed the colours so that makes it okay"- er, no it doesn't! It's called theft, people!
Sometimes people need to really think for once. They drive me up the wall.
I'm sorry, but if she can't follow the rules, she really shouldn't be on this site.